Melinda Holtz

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Week’s Best Space Pictures: Black Hole Fires 'Death Star' Ray

A cosmic fender-bender births a new galaxy, and the Curiosity Mars rover takes an elaborate selfie.<p>Feed your need for heavenly views of the universe with our picks of the week's most awe-inspiring space pictures.<p>This week, Saturn’s atmosphere reveals its ghostly bands of methane, a massive gas …

Black Holes

What Does a Parrot Know About PTSD?

Nearly 30 years ago, Lilly Love lost her way. She had just completed her five-year tour of duty as an Alaska-based Coast Guard helicopter rescue swimmer, one of an elite team of specialists who are lowered into rough, frigid seas to save foundering fishermen working in dangerous conditions. The day …

Kanye West Publicly Humiliates Fellow Rapper Wiz Khalifa

Largest Solar System Ever Discovered Dwarfs Our Own

A huge alien world orbits 600 billion miles (1 trillion kilometers) from its host star, making its solar system the largest one known, a new study reports.<p>Astronomers have found the parent star for a gas-giant exoplanet named 2MASS J2126, which was previously thought to be a "rogue" world flying …

Russia's Putin probably approved London murder of ex-KGB agent Litvinenko: UK inquiry | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin probably approved a 2006 Russian intelligence operation to murder ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko with radioactive polonium-210 in London, a British inquiry concluded on Thursday, prompting a row with Moscow.<p>Russia, which had declined to cooperate in …

5 Tips To Help You Keep Inspired & Motivated

It’s only a couple of weeks into January but this year I’m feeling super motivated and positive about the months ahead. I was just talking to my …

ADHD Is Fuel for Adventure

By second grade, it was clear that while Zack Smith could sit in a chair, he had no intention of staying in it. He was disruptive in class, spoke in a loud voice, and had a hard time taking turns with others. His parents fed him a ­series of medications for attention-deficit hyper­activity …

'Clueless' actress Stacey Dash: 'There shouldn't be a Black History Month'

Fox News cultural correspondent Stacey Dash has ignited another social media firestorm with her comments on Hollywood diversity in light of the potential boycott of this year's Academy Awards.<p>Dash appeared Wednesday on the Fox News segment "Outnumbered" and stated that not only is the outrage over …

Black History

Stalagmite unlocks ancient secrets

The decline of ancient Maya society has perplexed archaeologists for decades. A stalagmite containing the climate record of the past 2,000 years now …

These Exotic Animal Photos Are Literal Eye Candy

In David Liittschwager's photos, beauty isn't in the eye of the beholder—just in the eye.<p>Science tells us that you can get kind of high by staring into another person's pupils for a long period of time, so use photographer David Liittschwager's new series on animal eyes responsibly. Shot for a …